Italy to ban insecticide

28 May 1998

Italy to ban insecticide

ITALY is to ban the insecticide methyl bromide from 2005 because of the effects on the ozone layer.

But farmers say the chemical is essential for cultivating sweet basil, a main ingredient of pesto. It is also used by cultivators of aubergines and tomatoes.

  • The Daily Telegraph 28/05/98 page 18

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